New Online Look for Golden Gate Transit Schedules

Beginning Friday, March 19, when Golden Gate Transit customers log on to www.goldengate.org they will be greeted by improved access to their bus schedules. Schedules will be available in html format using information that is electronically uploaded from Golden Gate Transits computerized scheduling program.

The electronic uploading process allows the most up-to-date bus schedules to be uploaded, including any adjustments made between publications of the printed Golden Gate Bus and Ferry Transit Guide.

In addition to having the schedules available in html format, schedules will also be available as PDF files for convenient printing purposes. A customized trip planning feature, maintained by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, will also be available shortly. This trip planner will allow customers to plan their specific trips within the Golden Gate Transit system as well as with most other Bay Area transit operators.

According to GGT Deputy General Manager Susan Chiaroni, While our customers have been through some very difficult times of late with our recent system downsizing, it is cost-effective programs like this that will go a long way towards improved customer service by making the most current schedules readily available to them.

This is the second of two technology improvements aimed at improving customer information materials undertaken in the last year. The first created a direct electronic upload of the schedule information from the computerized bus scheduling system to the necessary software used publish the Golden Gate Bus and Ferry Transit Guide. These improvements are estimated to save the District over $117,000 annually in printing from the previous design.

To access the new schedules, go to http://www.goldengatetransit.org/schedules/pages/Bus-Schedules.php